Working with vulnerable children and their families, whether in an educational setting, within the criminal justice system or through fostering and adoption, you know what a struggle life can be for them. Research has shown time and again that those that suffer Adverse Childhood Experiences will face greater challenges because of the things that happened to them beyond their control.
Lisa’s mission is to provide accessible, scientifically grounded knowledge and information to all those working with and around trauma, resilience and recovery.
Through deepening our understanding of the importance of attachment, trauma and robust vulnerability, then having practical strategies to deal with children and young people living with and post trauma, we can recover in an environment that is safe for us all. Essentially we can begin the process of healing and form part of a resilient community at the same time.
Through training, keynote speaking, writing and working with people on a 1-to-1 basis, Lisa skilfully demonstrates how we can work together to create a meaningful and sustained transformation that has the potential to change lives.
Lisa brings nearly 30 years of working in education and social care settings and a 28-year journey of personal recovery overcoming her own experiences of being in care and all that that brought with it. Having completed a Masters in Education, Lisa is now undertaking Doctoral Research on the intersection of school exclusion and being a looked after child/young person. Academic research, professional experience and personal stories are brought together to create a holistic approach to working with vulnerability with a fundamental belief that with the right relationships, we have the capacity to recover.
Lisa’s unique combination of experience, knowledge, skill and personality has been instrumental in our on-going journey to become a trauma-informed organisation. Lisa’s extensive knowledge together with her engaging style and ability to create a safe space for the groups was exceptional. Feedback about the training from attendees has been excellent:
“Very gripping and fascinating, very engaging and I took a lot away from the training that I could use every day not just in my job role”.
“Lisa Cherry was an excellent trainer, passionate and engaging. Content and style of delivery was also excellent.”
“The trainer and the delivery style was simply fantastic. She captivated the whole room”.
We would recommend Lisa unreservedly and look forward to working with her as we continue on our journey to become a trauma-informed organisation.
Lisa gave an inspiring and challenging days training to our social care staff team at Don Bosco care. She held people’s attention throughout and left them with much to think about. She is an excellent communicator who owns completely her very well researched and presented material. I will certainly seek to have her back in the future.Brian Hogan